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Your five closest friends, the people who know you best, can have an incredible impact on your life. How can you surround yourself with people who will help you to draw closer to God day by day? On this week’s episode of the Gary Wilkerson Podcast, Tim Dilena discusses friendships, family, and the future of the church.
Key Points from the Podcast
Having relationships with mature, godly believers can be key to helping us navigate difficult times.
In these last days, it is important for younger and older Christians to work together.
Getting through perilous times will require the believer to set their mind on God and his Word day and night.
Bible Verses Referenced in the Podcast
Proverbs 13:20; Acts 2:17; Psalm 2:1–3; 2 Samuel 21:15–17; Philippians 4:6–7; Psalm 1:2–3; James 1:5; Luke 12; Joshua 1:9; Joshua 8:1; Joshua 10:8;
Resources Mentioned in the Podcast
Bowling Alone by Robert D. Putnam
Power of Preaching Series
About Tim Dilena
Tim Dilena is senior pastor of Times Square Church. He is the third senior pastor since the founding of the church by David Wilkerson in 1987.
Pastor Tim attended Baylor University, Wayne State University and Moody Bible Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Corporate Finance and has taken extended studies in apologetics at Oxford University in England.
He travels extensively with Gary Wilkerson and Nicky Cruz speaking at pastor conferences globally for World Challenge, the ministry founded by David Wilkerson, and sits on its board of directors.
Tim and his wife, Cindy, have four children, Christian, Anna, Grace and Lauryn.
About Gary Wilkerson
Gary Wilkerson is the President of World Challenge, an international mission organization that was founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He is also the Founding Pastor of The Springs Church, which he launched in 2009 with a handful of people. He has traveled nationally and internationally at conferences and conducted mission ventures such as church planting, starting orphanages, clinics, feeding programs among the poorest of the poor and the most unreached people of the earth. Gary and his wife Kelly have four children and live in Colorado Springs, CO.